Peace Bound: Two Students’ Quest for Non-Violence

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Although women make up the majority of victims of domestic violence, it’s everyone’s problem. Domestic violence occurs across all races, genders and socioeconomic levels, and within all communities. And yet there is a shocking amount of silence surrounding the issue.  Not only is domestic violence celebrated in popular culture, but often it’s the victims are […]

Teen Girls Demand Woman Moderator for Presidential Debate

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Who said grrrl power is dead? Three high school sophomores from Montclair, N.J.—Emma Axelrod, Elena Tsemberis and Sammi Siegel—took their power to the next level when they created a Change.org petition calling for a woman moderator in the national presidential debates. While in civics class, these young women were shocked to learn that it has been […]

They Put Pants on Lara Croft … and Try to Rip Them Off

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While searching for a feminist presence in the male-dominated sea of “geeks” at the recent 2012 Comic-Con in San Diego, I came upon a panel titled “Re-Imagining a Gaming Icon: Lara Croft.” It discussed Crystal Dynamics’ long-awaited reboot of the Tomb Raider video game franchise and the updated version of its heroine, Lara Croft. Featured speakers included creative director […]